Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) Programme
The TAFL course explores the teacher qualities, skills and knowledge required for teaching Arabic at schools, universities, higher and further education institutes, and language centres. It combines a focus on practical classroom techniques and strategies with a strong theoretical underpinning. Input seminars and workshops focus on key areas such as expanding teachers’ language awareness, how to teach Arabic grammar, correction techniques, how to develop learners’ speaking skills, and drama. The teaching practice component enables you to put these ideas into practice with real learners of Arabic, whilst your personalised teaching portfolio develops your ability to self-reflect and critique your own practices.
After successfully completing each component, and passing the assessment, trainees will gain a certificate in Teaching Arabic as a foreign Language (TAFL) accredited by Sharek Centre, London.
Full time Intake:
18th February 2019
1st July 2019
30th September 2019
Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Duration: 3 weeks + 2 weeks teaching practice
Part time Intake:
Term I: 5th October 2019 (8 Weeks)
Term II: 18th January 2020 (8 Weeks)
Saturdays: from 10:00 am to 04.00 pm
Teaching practice will take place during the course term and will be arranged with the course coordinator in due time.
You will practice innovative and creative ways of teaching that are unique and only provided by Sharek Centre. You will learn about teaching Communicative Arabic for specific purposes and Arabic through contexts such as Drama and Storytelling. You will also get access to a variety of Arabic language teaching and learning resources and develop skills in creating your own material and resources.